Alyson Dudek, U.S. short-track speedskating Olympian, has chosen anti-bullying as her charitable platform.
Dudek is saddened by the recent bullying epidemic and has decided to use her visibility as an Olympic athlete to build awareness.
When asked why she chose anti-bullying, Dudek doesn’t hesitate. “If I can show one child that no one should be bullied, then I have made a difference,” explains Dudek.
Dudek recently qualified for the U.S. Speedskating Short-Track Fall World Cup Team and has high expectations for the 2014 Olympics in Russia. Even so, she realizes that her purpose is bigger than skating. “Not just as an athlete, but as a human being, I am making a choice to leave the world a better place than I found it,” says Dudek.
Dudek hopes that corporate partnerships will help to enhance visibility of the anti-bullying message. “My goal is to build a nationwide mantra that it is never big to make someone feel small,” reveals Dudek.
For more information on Dudek, visit www.alysondudek.com.